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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (239 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nancy Rue Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Reluctant Prophet Series Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781608147649
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At age forty-two, Allison Chamberlain is still making a half-hearted attempt to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. Although she has been a pew-sitting member of a church for seven years, “prophet” has never been on the short list of possible careers.

Then one Sunday Allison senses a divine nudge to buy a Harley motorcycle and go wherever it takes her. Soon she is wondering if she is called to present the reality of Christ to one of society’s darkest corners—and challenge her own church to look beyond their fears.

The first in a brave trilogy from seasoned writer Nancy Rue, The Reluctant Prophet shows how one person’s response to God’s call can change a community forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the 2011 Christy Award for Contemporary Series

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 2/20/2014

    " I liked this story. It has fun characters who are bold and brass in a good way. It takes spunk sometimes to step out and be who God is calling you to be, not what other people want you to be. I like getting real with reality, there was that in this story. Somewhere along the story line, I lost interest. I don't know why. I like several of the characters and their personalities. I just wonder if there was too much distraction around me. I enjoyed the book and would recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 2/7/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I could not put it down and read into the middle of the morning. Allison is fun, quirky, genuine. I love her desire to obey God whether it is popular or not. She has grit. She knows how to love others and walk along side them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry Ledet | 1/27/2014

    " What would Jesus do is what Allison did. From a nudge in a church pew one Sunday morning a car was sold and a Harley was bought and a new life was begun. I can't tell you how pleased I was to learn there is a sequal to this book as the ending was surely not the end of Allison's story. If you ever wondered how to step out, or if you could step out of your comfort zone, this book is a must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/21/2014

    " I couldn't put this book down. Absolutely loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 1/12/2014

    " Surprised by it-It was an unexpected good book. The first in a trilogy-anxiously waiting for then next one~ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pj | 1/10/2014

    " I could not put this book down! Modern day strong willed woman looking for a way to really live out her faith. One day, nudge nudge and a "voice" tells her to buy a Harley. Instead of ignoring the voice, she follows it's leading and the results just keep getting her more involve and more willing to share with others how her relationship with Jesus feels.The story is set in present day St. Augustine, Fl where I had just vacationed. Ms. Rue story telling allowed me to return to Florida and I could easily picture all the places Alli traveled on her Harley. READ IT "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 12/25/2013

    " I checked this out because it was a Christy award winner, but wasn't sure if it was my kind of book. I really enjoyed it. It's one of those books that cause you to think as you read the story. God nudges Allison out of her routine and she follows His lead which brings her into all kinds of new, as well as dangerous, situations. Good book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 12/25/2013

    " The Reluctant Prophet is a completely engrossing book, as each of Nancy Rue's books are. But beyond that, it is a convicting read as well, as Allison steps out of her comfort zone to follow God's leading in a whole new direction. And the conviction doesn't stop with Allison's actions. The reactions of the "Christians" in her life also hit a little too close to home, unfortunately. How often do we as believers try to temper others when they take bold steps in living out their faith? Even before it won the Christy Award, I considered this to be Nancy's most stellar novel. . .and I have loved her previous ones. I promise, it will stir your heart -- and quite possibly your hands and feet! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Boyd | 12/24/2013

    " Story of gal who receives a "nudge" from God to buy a motorcyle which ultimately leads her befriend and minister to prostitutes. Trilogy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherrell | 11/28/2013

    " Fell in love with the main character. Liked her being obedient to God's nudges and bringing in the motorcycle was a new twist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ja'nell | 8/16/2013

    " At first I was a little against the main character. I felt she was harsh against friends who had been there for her, but it didn't take long for me to really like her and all the good she was doing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lashonta | 8/9/2013

    " this book was amazing there were times I found myself laughing out loud. the book wasn't overly christian and it made you think. the book doesnt try to turn there religious beliefs on you. big Al is amazing and she didn't sway when she was nudged by God. Amazing book!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lacey Niford | 8/1/2013

    " so far ... AWESOME!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Luther-daniels | 7/29/2013

    " Love this book! If you love motorcycles and want to read about someone everyone thinks is crazy, this is a good one. Reminds me of CMA in some ways.. lol! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phyllis Hughes | 7/29/2013

    " This was a very entertaining read.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Branzell | 6/8/2013

    " Fun and very thoughtful book. Loved the part about learning to ride a Harley! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 11/19/2012

    " I highly recommend this book to everyone, from all walks of life. It is an honest look at how Christians tend to find themselves in a safezone. This is about breaking out of that zone and following the Nudges given to us by our Heavenly Father. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 10/17/2012

    " 4.5 stars. This is a book about what one person can do when they follow the nudges of God. I really enjoyed it. Awesome characters. First of a trilogy! Will definitely be reading more from this author. Very inspirational. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 9/11/2012

    " Excellent story, does make me want to read the rest of the books in this series! Very interesting story and very well written. Christian but not like you think it would be so its not preachy but interesting God related thoughts and ideas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christi Flagg | 9/10/2012

    " Actually pretty decent for a Christian novel. A woman hears from God to buy a Harley and the plot starts from there. :) Good characters, a bit melodramatic, but I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie Teeling | 8/26/2012

    " Multi-layered....unique....thought-provoking! One of the best books I have read. Excited to see that it is the first of a series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 6/30/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. Even though it was Christian fiction, it didn't have that cheesy Christian fiction feel. It has a little bit of everything. It had a good story line with lots of elements that kept you wanting to read more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Harris | 5/29/2012

    " One of the best books I've read this year! Great writing. Great characters. Great story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri Pre | 5/23/2012

    " Loved it! Can't wait to read the second one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mollie McGrath | 4/22/2012

    " Amazing book about what we can do when we truly listen to what God is telling us! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angeline | 10/23/2011

    " This book was recommended to me and the summary didn't really catch my attention so I've held off reading it. Very glad I finally picked it up! It's a great story of wanting God's plan to be your plan, hearing that voice, and then actually following it! I can't wait to read the follow ups! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 4/25/2011

    " Fun and very thoughtful book. Loved the part about learning to ride a Harley! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 4/25/2011

    " It was ok. Just took me a little longer to read. It was a little boring at first for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eli | 4/3/2011

    " Tantalizing read but the author owes us readers an apology for making the ending so obvious and horrifically boring! Boohoo! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellyrock | 4/2/2011

    " I highly recommend this book to everyone, from all walks of life. It is an honest look at how Christians tend to find themselves in a safezone. This is about breaking out of that zone and following the Nudges given to us by our Heavenly Father. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candy | 9/13/2010

    " Loved this book! The main character lives out the answer to what would Jesus do, and it takes a lot of courage and going against everything she has come to know in order to live that way. I am very excited for the next installment to this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 C.J. | 9/11/2010

    " A rich novel that you'll be thinking about long after you turn the final page. It challenges us to take our Christianity outside of the church building and out where the people are. Bravo, Ms. Rue. "

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About the Author
Author Nancy Rue

Nancy Rue is the bestselling author of more than one hundred books for teens, tweens, and adults, two of which have won Christy Awards. Nancy is also a popular speaker and radio guest due to her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and her husband, Jim, have raised a daughter of their own and now share their Tennessee lake home with two yellow labs.

About the Narrator

Kirsten Potter, who graduated with highest honors from Boston University, has narrated numerous audiobooks and has performed for television and in theaters across the country. She has won several awards, including eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a three-time finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. Her work has been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and by AudioFile magazine, among many others.